Flyers vs Penguins Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+149) Penguins (-165)
PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (27-17-6, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Flyers coming in at +149 and the Penguins are at -165. The over/under is set at 6. The Flyers cover 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23 SU. The Penguins cover 59.6% of the time, going 28-19 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers step onto the ice holding a record of 27 wins and 17 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 153 goals which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +8, which puts them at 13th in the NHL. The Flyers have compiled a total of 60 pts, which puts them at 13th in the NHL and 10th in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,580 which puts them at 10th in the conference and 18th in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia has a total of 987 hits which has them averaging 19.7 per game. They have compiled a total of 512 blocks for this season. The man protecting the net for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott from Newmarket, Ontario. He is 34 years old and has played 1,266 mins protecting the net for the season. Elliot is allowing 2.89 goals per game which has him placed 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he's given up 61 goals. He holds a save percentage of .904 which has him placed 23rd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers had an average offensive output in the victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 30 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Philadelphia had 6 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers was 48 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 54.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.9%. They won 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 111.5 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned 19 shots. They finished with a total of 6 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Penguins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 31 victories and 14 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 4th in the East and 5th in the NHL with +29. They have earned a total of 165 goals for the season which is good for 6th in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .909 which currently has them ranked 10th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 10.2% putting them at 7th in the conference. In net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.16 GAA and that has him 2nd among East goalies and 2nd in the NHL. In the 1,447 minutes he's been on the ice, he has given up 52 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .929, which has him ranking 2nd among East goalies and 2nd in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in an outing where the Penguins took the loss by a score of 3 - 0. For this game, Pittsburgh wound up with a 45.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 40 while their opponent had a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.1% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Flyers having a 38 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 88.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 53.3%. The Penguins notched 0 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Flyers had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Pittsburgh conceded 30 shots on goal and the Flyers had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-165)
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